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Blogging is a wonderful creative outlet, a fun way to meet people, and a creative way to share hobbies, talents, and projects. It can also be a way to create some income.
Of course, not everyone wants or needs to monetize their blog. But, for those who have monetized their blogs, if you thought that blogging was going to be an easy way to make a buck, you probably realize that you were way off the mark!
In addition to being a well loved part of a blogger’s life, a monetized blog is a business, and, as with any business, there can be stress and burnout.
With that in mind, it’s important to relieve stress regularly.
If you’re not sure how to do that or where to start, here are some pointers.
Ideally, it would be great to be able to outsource time consuming tasks to a third party. Sadly, if you don’t have the money to spare, hiring an outsourcer might be out of the question.
The good news is that you can rely on automation. Whether you streamline Google Ads with automation scripts or automate social media tasks, it’ll afford you the luxury of focusing your attention elsewhere. With fewer tasks on your plate, your day shouldn’t feel as tense.
Working out is an excellent way to bring your cortisol levels down and relieve stress, of course. But, you don’t always have the time to go for a jog or hit the gym, so what’s the alternative?
Something as simple as standing up at your desk is enough to prevent your stress level from rising. The reason for this is that sitting down makes it harder for your vital organs to pump blood to the muscles. As a result, it’s common for people who lead sedentary lifestyles (bloggers) to suffer from tiredness. Standing up more often should ensure your circulation is more efficient.
Manage Your Time
You may love being a self-employed freelancer as you are your own boss, and nobody is breathing down your neck. On the flip side, you’re also in charge of your workload, which is a big responsibility.
One of the reasons bloggers experience stress is that they don’t give themselves enough leeway to take breaks. Staring at a screen is exhausting, and the fatigue only adds to anxiety, as it makes you less productive.
Managing your day so that you can take regular breaks will refresh your mind and eliminate unnecessary stress.
Find An Atmosphere
If you’re someone who likes to be around people, the COVID-19 pandemic certainly hasen’t helped your work ethic. Your mental health can easily suffer because you can’t socialize as much. However, it’s still possible to find an atmosphere that will make your work seem less monotonous. Coffee shops are opening up in some states, so that’s an option, if you’re comfortable with it, while parks and open spaces are accessible, too. When the weather is good, there’s nothing better than working outside!
How do you relieve stress as a blogger and entrepreneur?